Thermal bridging / Posts

Do frost lines where studs are on a wall show a failure of spray foam insulation?

...thermal bridging through studs in the form of frost lines. The temperature on the exterior of the wall where the studs are would be higher than the temperature ...

Posted by Gerald Crozier July 22, 2019, 10:24 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What is the best way to frame window openings when adding exterior insulation?

...thermal bridging through the rough opening, they are best set inside a bit. You can see a thermal image of heat loss through windows on this page. And have yo...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten May 30, 2019, 8:16 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What do you think of insulated T Studs in Canada?

...thermal bridges in wall assemblies and improve the overall thermal performance of a home as well an increase home durability, which is what happens when you bui...

Posted by Lee Watt June 3, 2019, 10:57 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Is it possible to reconcile installing a wood stove in a airtight, super-insulated house?

...thermal bridging, but there will always need to be many openings from indoors to out, and if you seal them properly there would be no air leakage. And yes, you ...

Posted by rick seward Dec. 23, 2018, 2:49 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

In your Edelweiss house you use 2x6 studs. Why not use 2x4 studs and add 2" rigid on the inside

8" semi rigid and 5 1/2" between the studs. why not use 8" semi rigid, 3 1/2" between the studs and 2 " more semi rigid on the inside beneath the gyprock? Is t...

Posted by Tom Wagar Aug. 25, 2019, 3:40 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

We are considering building a Gigacrete house and wondering what you think of it.

...thermal bridging from the steel ? It seems decent for a desert climate like Vegas, but not sure how it would fare elsewhere. Not to mention that from a cursor...

Posted by Sasha P Aug. 29, 2019, 4:21 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the best to insulate metal structures for all seasons?

...thermal bridging that would happen with metal framing members, it reduces the effective R value of the entire wall by a good 25%. So you would essentially need ...

Posted by Morgan Aldridge Jan. 19, 2019, 1:53 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Can you elevate a slab on grade foundation?

...thermal bridging of concrete . And if you have not yet chosen a wall assembly, here is a story about that same house, which is a ‘nearly Passive House’ in Per...

Posted by Raoul Lions July 27, 2019, 2:47 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

How do you finish the exterior of slab on grade?

...thermal bridging that would come by having used long nails as some builders do. So when we removed the forms the cement board was anchored through the insulat...

Posted by Dave Derouin Oct. 18, 2018, 1:45 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Using EPS in basement: Non-continuous

...thermal bridging, so if you can at least insulate there then you would be ahead of the game. That can be done a few ways – either you can spray foam them (like ...

Posted by Steve J July 20, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

How do you seal up an old fireplace chimney?

...thermal bridging. The chimney would then be benign thermal mass inside the building envelope, and maintain the same temperature as the rest of the conditioned s...

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 2, 2017, 10:06 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 3 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...thermal bridging or vapour with having one insulation system (old) adjacent to another (new) and only separated by wood stud? Many thanks. Hi Steve, I have co...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses
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